Every week I attend a meeting with the department heads at Los Serranos Country Club where we discuss ways to improve the experiences of our customers. Recently, we have begun taking turns discussing sales strategies based off of the book, Cunningly Clever Selling by Andrew Wood. One point I really connected with was the role enthusiasm plays in business – enthusiastically share your business with others and love what you do.
Do I love what I do?
Through a lot of soul searching and development, I discovered my life’s purpose in 2010. I traveled across the country in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma with no real destination. My goal was to find a job . . . any job. After 3 months, I returned home with no job, in a worse financial situation then when I began my journey. It was at that point . . . when I returned that I decided I wanted to help people, because I felt helping people would make me happy. This may sound obvious, I think everyone in the world would probably say they want to help people, but it was making that conscious decision that changed my life’s course.
Instead of finding a job I started The Tutoring Solution in 2010 because I felt education was the best way I could help people. Education develops minds and opens doors to brighter futures and more satisfying lives. Through this venture I got the opportunity to interact with many business owners. These business owners were caring, passionate and had a real zest for life. Why did they seem so much happier than most people I met? The answer is simple – Passion.
My life’s purpose is to inspire others to find their passion and pursue it.
Using Social Media as a tool has given me a tremendous opportunity to spread passion. Every business owner we work with is passionate about their business and what they can offer for people who choose to do business with them. On a daily basis, I get to see the passion and enthusiasm these people bring to their businesses and their customers.
- General Manager, David Kramer at Los Serrranos Country Club is extremely passionate about providing an amazing experience for golfers who visit Los Serranos Country Club. He works hard to entrench the customer into the history of the game of golf and is constantly figuring out ways to improve their golfing experience. When you speak with him, his love of the game and love of the customer is unquestionable.
- Richard McKinnon, President of System 1 is extremely passionate about improving the homes of people in his community by removing their acoustic ceilings and painting their homes. When you speak with Richard, you have absolutely no doubt that his company is the best Acoustic Ceiling Removal company in Southern California, because he puts his heart and soul into the business.
- Jennifer Davis, the Owner of Scrapbook Expo is extremely passionate about putting together amazing Scrapbook shows for scrapbookers across the United States. She is constantly thinking of new and creative ways to enhance the experiences of those who attend her shows while figuring out ways to improve the experience for all the vendors who take part in her shows.
It is by sharing the passion of people like David Kramer, Richard McKinnon and Jennifer Davis that I am able to fulfill my life’s mission . . . to spread passion.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be,” and I whole-heartedly agree. We all have immense potential inside of us and many of us refuse to maximize our potential because we are afraid of failure or afraid what others will think. To enjoy life you must take risks.
Which takes us back to our original question . . . Do I love what I do?
I wake up every morning excited about what the day will bring. I work Monday through Sunday at all hours of the day, not because I need to, but because I want to . . . Because it’s fun . . . Do I love what I do? You betcha!